Common questions about cold sores, blisters, corns, bunions and calluses? Find useful answers you are seeking here.
Blisters are skin injuries and as such are exposed to infections. If you have an intact blister then there is no need to puncture it to use Compeed®. Don’t try to deroof it, or you will create an entryway for infections. If the blister is already deroofed due to constant rubbing, clean thoroughly, allow surrounding skin to dry then apply a protective plaster such as a Compeed® blister plaster to cushion and protect the open blister from the outside.
Blister fluid encourages new growth and regeneration of the underlying skin. There is no need to drain a blister to treat it with Compeed®. Compeed® Blister plasters provide a moist healing environment while relieving pain and pressure.
Bunions can only be completely reversed surgically. Nevertheless, surgery is rarely needed. Surgery is necessary if an underlying foot deformity is causing the bunion. In most cases, by taking care of your bunion you can slow down its progression or even stop it.
The viral strain responsible for cold sores can be transmitted to the genital parts during genital contact. It is therefore not recommended to engage in such activities during a cold sore outbreak.
Although not the most common place for a cold sore to appear, the nose as well as the chin or cheeks can be where a cold sore develops. A cold sore in the nose will heal in the same way as a cold sore on the lips, but COMPEED® Cold Sore Discreet Healing Patches cannot be applied inside the nose.
Cold sores are contagious right from when you start feeling the symptoms up until their resolution (about a week). Risk of contagion is at its peak upon cold sore rupture (blister pop). To avoid contagion refrain from touching or popping your cold sores. Wash your hands after contact. Compeed® Cold Sore Discreet Healing Patches are air- and water-tight and as such will help you to contain the virus by discreetly covering the sore.
It is not necessary to pop a blister before treating it. The blister roof constitutes a protective layer against infections and keep the blister fluid in place to allow for faster regeneration of the skin. Using Compeed® blister plasters will help you to protect the blister, remove any excess fluid and relieve the pain and pressure as well as eliminating friction for faster healing.
Remove the source of friction or pressure. COMPEED® Corn products will do that for you by providing an extra cushion and thus relieving the pressure. In addition COMPEED® Corn products can help provide a moist environment allowing for the corn to soften to help remove it
Corn is a common foot ailment characterised by a rough patch of skin in areas subjected to friction and/or pressure (top of the toes, heel, between the toes, etc). Corns can be of two kinds: soft corns and hard corns. Hard corns usually appear on hard dry, flat areas of skin, while soft corns are often found between the toes. Corns are characterised by a conical shape with a broad top and a pointy bottom. Corns are not serious, but can cause discomfort or pain, due to the irritation or inflammation caused by the pressure on the underlying skin.
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